Oh My Disney runs the story of the reunion of the Aladdin key crew. It wasn’t as big reunion as 11 years ago for the platinum DVD. Glenn Keane and Andreas Deja where among the few who didn’t attend the panel. But yeah they people who where there, directors Ron and John, animators Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn and voice actors Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin and Brad Kane had a good time seeing each other again. They mostly remercie the late Robin Williams and point out how much influence he had to the final film.
Besides the Aladdin Making of a Classic panel there where 3 more events that involved Aladdin and the people behind the musical and film, James Monroe Iglehart was this year a couple events on stage singing, there was of course a Robin Williams tribute and Andreas Deja became a Disney Legend. There was also new concept art and the first clip from Moana a film that’s been in production for years and helmed by Aladdin directors John Musker and Ron Clements. Moana will be released in theaters in November 2016.
First off there was a musical showcase of the Disney Musicals that where on Broadway over the years.Hosted by Stage Genie himself James Monroe Iglehart and joined by Mary Poppins/Belle Ashley Brown and Tarzan’s Josh Strickland in The Originals! They bring songs from all Disney musicals including Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and others. Of course James Monroe did Friend Like Me
While Josh sang Proud of Your Boy
Robin Williams was honored on the Disney Legends Award Ceremony where Ne-Yo did his take on the classic Friend Like Me. Also as part of an album that is coming with Disney Broadway shows. Good old James Monroe Iglehart was also at the party sings the Oogie Boogie song from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” this because composer Danny Elfman became a Disney Legend.
And of course a true Disney Legend is Andreas Deja who got his honor as being part of the core Disney animators for almost 3 decades.
During the Aladdin The Making of a Classic, a panel held at this years D23 convention at Anaheim, California held Saturday August, 15th 2015. The directors, animators and voice actor recalled working with the late Robin Williams during the production of Aladdin.
There was also some more information about the upcoming Live Action Genie prequel and the announcement that a montage of Robin Williams ad libbing as Genie with storyboards will be on the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray that is hitting shelfs, in real life stores and webshops, October 13
Next year the successful Aladdin Musical that’s been playing on Broadway is setting up shop in West End, London. The opening is planned for summer 2016. Open auditions are held for August & September 2015. I’m very excited that the musical comes to Europe. Here’s hoping that Stage Entertainment, the biggest musical producer in Europe, sets Aladdin up in Holland in the 2017-2018 theatrical season.
aladdinauditions.co.uk lists the audtions exact dates.
I expected this news to come out sooner or later but now Scott Weinger himself confirmed it, His character “Steve Hale” has making an appearance in the Full House sequel Fuller House. After All he had a big part in the show in later seasons.
As you might remember he was DJ’s boyfriend for a couple of seasons before they broke up and she got into other guys. Steve did return for the last episode of the series to take DJ to her High School Prom.
My guess is that the makers of Fuller House wanted the main cast together before looking at other big guest roles. I wonder how they included Steve into the series. Speculation says Steve has passed away after marring DJ and starting a family with her. This because the premise of Fuller House is about widow DJ raising her daughters with the help of Steph and Kimmey Kibbler